UNEP Report Spotlights Enormous Economic and Human Benefits from Boosting Funding for Forests

Investing Just 0.034 Percent More of Global GDP Could Halve Deforestation, Generate Millions of Jobs and Combat Climate Change

United Nations Environment Programme
June 5, 2011

Delhi/Nairobi/World - Investing an additional US$40 billion a year in the forestry sector could halve deforestation rates by 2030, increase rates of tree planting by around 140 per cent by 2050, and catalyze the creation of millions of new jobs according to a report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).